If I had to name one type of pot or pan I couldn’t live without it would have to be the wok. In fact, I love it so much, that I even gifted one to Erin when she got married. And I now think she will agree, the wok is definitely a kitchen must-have.
The wok is also a key ingredient to one of my all-time favourite quickie dinners – the stir-fry. While a big bowlful of vegetables, chicken, and sauce may look like a lot of work, you must remember that looks can be deceiving. Here are a few simple steps that will help you create a mouthwatering stir-fry in minutes.
First, have all your ingredients laid out before you start cooking. Once your wok gets hot, the cooking gets fast! I’ve used some of my favourites here –
Then, mix up your sauce ingredients and heat up your wok with a little oil. Cook your protein first – I love a good chicken stir fry. But tofu, shrimp, or beef would all work just as well.
I also like adding a scrambled egg to my stir fry. Those little bits of egg swirling through the veggies are my favourite! Once that’s done, you add your chicken back in, your sauce, and voila! I served mine over some soba noodles, but brown rice and quinoa would also be delicious to soak up this very tasty sauce.
A simple and healthy meal can be yours in no time! So if you don’t own a wok already, I suggest you run to the store, pick up a very large non stick variety, and this super fast and super delicious stir-fry will be on your table in a flash!